Dana White has all but confirmed that Conor McGregor’s next fight will be a lightweight title unification bout against Tony Ferguson.
The UFC President does not have the reputation of someone who is wholeheartedly honest all the time and he is not afraid to go back on his word about his matchmaking in the promotion. For that reason, until there is an official McGregor versus Ferguson announcement, fans must be on their toes for any possible curveballs.
The trilogy bout with Nate Diaz is a fight that will surely happen sooner or later with ‘The Notorious’ and the Stockton brawler both tied on one win each. There were strong rumours that particular showdown would come about sooner rather than later following McGregor’s adventure into the world of professional boxing. Many fans believed that Nate would be McGregor’s opponent upon his welcome back to MMA.
However, Ferguson’s astonishing ten-fight win streak in the 155 lbs division and crowning as the interim champion can no longer be ignored. He has earned his right to a crack at McGregor and there is no more denying it.
In the immediate aftermath of ‘El Cucuy’s’ UFC 216 victory over Kevin Lee, White insisted that Tony vs Conor is now the fight that “has to happen” and he has persisted with that theme ever since.
In his most recent interview, White continues to elude that ‘El Cucuy’ will indeed be the next man to face off with Conor in the octagon. He even mentions a venue, stating that the pair will throw down in Las Vegas.
In the same clip, White reveals that the UFC are on course to hold a megafight involving McGregor in Croke Park some time in the future. This is a spectacle that the Dublin native has made no secret about with it being a massive ambition of his for a long time. He explains how the residents’ curfew is what is holding that show up.
Check it out for yourself by hearing what White has to say in the clip below: